who we are
nailbasics is an Edmonton-based company owned and operated by its founders, Tim and Kathi Rochemont. Tim and Kathi started with a dream to bring stronger knowledge, product quality, and distribution to gel nail techs across Canada. They were determined to create a better link between products and education. Bringing together their decades of industry experience, they started nailbasics, an all-in-one distributor, manufacturer, and educator in gel nails.
Since 2000, Tim and Kathi have continued to create premium nailbasics products that can now be found in commercial and home-based salons across the country. Their continued commitment to providing better service, education, and product options has helped them develop a well-respected community of gel nail technicians.
UV gel system
Have you ever wondered how nailbasics gel products are created?
It’s a unique process that takes time and effort. nailbasics founder Kathi works directly with a team of qualified chemists to create our own line of premium gel nail products. Every person’s skin and nails are unique, which is why we are dedicated to creating products that are customized to work best for each individual.
Your clients deserve the best quality products. That’s why we meticulously test and inspect every batch of our products. Our team checks the viscosity, colour, and odour of each product in house for up to three weeks to make sure it meets our high standards. Only after this do we complete the packaging process and ship it to nail techs across Canada.
UV Gel System
gel nail courses
We want our technicians to offer the best applications. That’s why we train every nailbasics user in how to use our products. Whether you’re a beginner or simply need a refresher course, nailbasics offers industry-leading knowledge and techniques.
Our one-on-one educational courses will teach you how to use the nailbasics UV gel system for various applications. The course will be custom-designed to suit your goals and level of experience. Upon successful completion of your nailbasics course, you will be fully certified and ready to apply gel nails to clients from home or in a salon setting. Your Professional Nail Technician program begins with the P3 Module.
Our gel nail courses include instruction on:
- How to properly apply gel nails using the nailbasics UV gel system
- How the products work together
- Proper ergonmics for a long and pain free career
- Creating strength where needed for long lasting nails
- How to provide best-in-class client care
- Proper use on an e-file and dust control
- Basic nail art designs
- Health and safety guidelines for your new career